Lehi Joncs and Dave Bulloch purchase property at Short Creek. h i z . Picture Oriah Leigh and others. Stories connected with Short Creek. Description of "old-time cowhand." Picture Jones family 1917.
In 1906, four years after Lehi and Dave Bulloch sold Pipe Spring, they bought 80 acres of deeded property at Short Creek, Arizona from B. F. Sanders, the same man who sold them Pipe Spring. The deed for the Short Creek property, however, was not recorded until 1908. B. F. Sanders was a cattle buyer from the midwest who, also, bought and sold real estate whenever he had the opportunity. He apparently had backing from many sources from the east and midwest. Short Creek is located about 25 miles west of Pipe Spring, adjacent to the Arizona Strip and, by acquiring property there, Lehi and his partner in the transaction, Dave Bulloch, obtained a right to the public domain range. Lehi l~oughta herd of about 200 head of cattle from the Cleveland Ranch near Spring Valley in east Central Utah. These cattle were branded with a "holy cross" and were always referred to as the "Cross Cattle." They trailed the herd all the way down the state to Cedar City and up Cedar Mountain where they summered them at ThreeCreeks, west of Navajo Lake. Henrietta and the family were dairying there at the Chaffin Ranch. The cattle were taken to Short Creek and the Arizona Strip that fall by way of the Plains and Ordelville Gulch.' Lehi's brother, Uriah T., was in with him on these cattle on sort of a loose deal. The Jones Brothers got along well together and, more or less, traded around. Later, Knmen L. bought Uriah T's interest in the cattle in 1908.2